Dear Nurses

Monday, October 27, 2008

DIABETIC TEACHING FOR NURSES AND PATIENT


Dear nurses,
Are you still very new to managing the diabetic patient? The Clinical Setting Step by Step
(Chapter 12), is packed with helpful information. This chapter is coming soon. In the meantime, if the diabetic patient in your care needs teaching, UNDERSTANDING DIABETES FOR THE LAYPERSON may be helpful. Just click on the link: http://www.dearnurses.com/diabetes_for_the_lay_person.
Also enjoy our video on: Healthy Living.




BRAIN TEASERS


Dear nurses,
Can you identify the six food items in this picture? Have a fun time searching!
Also enjoy learning more about the Clinical Setting.

RED ALERT


Dear nurses,


It is always a pleasure to be of service to you. I strive to do the best job that I can, providing information as accurately as possible. It is still the responsibility of every nurse to follow MD orders and the institution's policies and procedures.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

NURSES, IMPROVE YOUR EKG LEARNING CURVE!

Dear nurses,

Have a good week and take a second to learn more on Myocardial Infarction on the EKG,
Atrial Fibrillation and its relation to Stroke and lethal rhythms such as Ventricular Fibrillation.
Just click on the link:
http://www.dearnurses.net/the_clinical_setting_step_by_step.( CHAPTER11).
Also enjoy watching the Clinical videos.
May God bless you all!

EKG RHYTHMS - STEP BY STEP ,


THE CLINICAL SETTING STEP BY STEP , CHAPTER 11 has just been completed. There is so much helpful information in this chapter. Topics like Myocardial Infarction and EKG rhythms,
12 Lead EKG, Atrial Fibrillation, Lethal Rythms, Ventricular Fibrillation, Ventricular Tachycardia, Third degree *AV Block, PEA, Asystole and CABG,
have been prepared just for you. Take a moment to browse and learn more.
Just click on the link:
and also enjoy watching the Clinical videos.
* Chapter 11 part 2

INFERIOR WALL MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION - WHERE IS IT?


THE CLINICAL SETTING STEP BY STEP , CHAPTER 11 has just been completed. If the patient in your care has a myocardial infarction, would you know where to look on the EKG?
to learn more, please click on the link:
You may also enjoy watching the Clinical videos (Sessions 16, 17 and 18).

WHAT IS A CABG?


A CABG(Coronary Artery Bypass Graft) is not a virtual cabbage. It is pronounced cabbage, but is far off from its meaning. This is a surgical procedure done to improve blood supply to the heart. Blood vessels are taken from the leg or chest area and attached to the ones around the heart. A bypass may consist of more than one vessel. To learn more about this topic, click on the link:THE CLINICAL SETTING STEP BY STEP, CHAPTER11 (PART2).

ATRIAL FIBRILLATION AND STROKE


Atrial fibrillation is an atrial rhythm that results in a very rapid heart rate and "quivering"
of the atria. As a result of this, the atria do not completely empty when contraction occurs.This may lead to the formation of blood clots. A blood clot travelling to the brain may cause stroke. To learn more, please click on the link:

Also enjoy watching the Clinical videos.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

EKG SERIES - WHERE IS THAT MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION


When a patient complains of chest pain and shortness of breath, would you know if that patient was having ischemic changes or a myocardial infarction? To learn more, simply click on the link:
Also enjoy watching the Clinical videos.

MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION - SNAP SHOT


The 12 lead EKG is done to analyze a myocardial infarction's location. The electrical activity of the heart is taken from 12 different angles, just like a camera taking a picture from different views. There is an easy way to revise the leads that are involved("mental snap shot").To learn more about which leads to look at, simply click on the link:http://www.dearnurses.com/ekg_series_-_where_is_that_myocardial_infarction
Also enjoy watching the Clinical videos. (Sessions 16, 17 and 18)

EKG SERIES - MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION

Hi guys,

A continuation of the basic EKG SERIES has been prepared just for you. If you have learnt the basics and would like to expand your knowledge, please take a moment to click on the link:http://www.dearnurses.com/ekg_series_-_where_is_that_myocardial_infarction.

Friday, October 10, 2008

NURSES - EASY ANEMIA


Dear nurses,
Have a good week and enjoy learning more about anemias(Chapter 13) below.

SIMPLIFYING ANEMIA

Red blood cells are produced in the bone marrow. They carry oxygen around the body. When a patient does not have enough red blood cells to carry oxygen, anemia ( Chapter 13) is said to result. Symptoms such as fatigue, dizziness, shortness and tachycardia may be noticed.
CBC (complete blood count) is usually done to check the hemoglobin. Blood transfusion ( Chapter 1) may be ordered by the doctor if anemia is severe.

IRON DEFICIENCY AND PERNICIOUS ANEMIA




Iron deficiency anemia ( Chapter 13) is a condition which may result in dizziness, fatigue and shortness of breath . It may be mild and go unnoticed. More severe forms result in extreme fatigue and difficulty breathing. Depending on the severity, the doctor may order iron supplements or a blood transfusion.( Chapter 1).

Pernicious anemia is a condition which is caused by a lack of intrinsic factor. This is a protein which is produced in the stomach and is responsible for the absorption of Vitamin B12.
Vitamin B12 injections are ordered by the doctor and given for the rest of the patient's life.

SIMPLIFYING SICKLE CELL ANEMIA

Sickle cell anemia is a form of anemia in which the red blood cells are shaped like a sickle. This results in the red blood cells clumping and having great difficulty flowing through the blood vessels.
Some patients experience *sickle cell crisis. Conditions such as stroke symptoms or ischemic
chest pain may result from the lack of oxygen.
*Chapter 13 Anemias

WHAT IS APLASTIC ANEMIA


Aplastic anemia is a form of anemia which may be idiopathic or acquired. Idiopathic means the cause is unknown. Acquired may be due to radiation therapy, anticonvulsants or autoimmune diseases. Bleeding under the skin may result from low platelet count. Blood transfusion and BMT(bone marrow transplant) are forms of treatment. Read Chapter 13 The Clinical Setting Step by Step - dearnurses.net

Saturday, October 04, 2008

ENJOY LEARNING ABOUT HEART, KIDNEY AND LIVER TRANSPLANTATION


Dear nurses,


I have just completed The Clinical Setting Step by Step, Chapter 10. This chapter is full of helpful information on heart, kidney and liver failure and transplantation. To learn more, simply click on the link:http://www.dearnurses.net/the_clinical_setting_step_by_step, chapter 10.

Also enjoy watching Clinical Video Sessions 47 Organ Transplantation

Coming soon THE 12 LEAD EKG AND IDENTIFYING MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION ON THE EKG.
Stay posted and have a good week!

THE CLINICAL SETTING STEP BY STEP


THE CLINICAL SETTING STEP BY STEP is an ongoing collection of clinical scenarios designed to make learning easy and help the nurse who is unfamiliar with some clinical areas.
Chapter 10 has just been completed and is packed with helpful information on organ failure and transplantation. Other topics include: Anasarca, Heart Failure, Heart Transplantation,
Liver Failure, Liver Transplantation, Kidney Failure and Kidney Transplantation.
To learn more, simply click on the link:

HEART FAILURE AND TRANSPLANTATION


Would you know what to look if your patient was in heart failure? Information that is easy to understand and illustrations that are bold and informative have been prepared for you.
To learn more about heart failure, click on the link:
learn more about the patient who needs and receives a heart transplant.
Also enjoy watching the Clinical videos.Sessions 47 Organ Transplantation





 

  

ASTERIXIS AND ENCEPHALOPATHY IN LIVER FAILURE


Would you know how to identify asterixis or encephalopathy if your patient was in liver failure?
To learn more on these topics, simply click on the link:
Also enjoy watching the Clinical videos.


 

HEART, KIDNEY AND LIVER TRANSPLANTATION


You may never have taken care of a patient in end-stage heart, kidney or liver failure, but that does not mean you cannot familiarize yourself with what is involved.

The Clinical Setting Step by Step, Chapter 10, has been prepared just for those who are not familiar with these clinical situations.
Also enjoy watching the Clinical videos. Sessions 47 Organ Transplantation

WHEN YOUR PATIENT NEEDS AN ORGAN TRANSPLANTATION




Have you ever taken care of a patient with organ failure? Do you understand what is involved if organ transplantation is needed ?Learn more about heart, kidney and liver transplantation.
Simply click on the link:
Also enjoy watching the Clinical videos.